The table below looks at the statistics for the Games Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Games Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Game Developer
Rank - - 142
Contract jobs requiring a Games Developer 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Games Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3653 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 94.10% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2284 1933 1536
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 223 208
Average hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Games Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Games Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Games Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Games Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Games Developer across the North West region.

Games Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Games Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Games Developer across the North West region.

Games Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Games Developer
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Games Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Games Developer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) Games
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) WCF
2 2 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 2 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) OOP
2 2 (50.00%) OO

Games Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Games Developer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Games Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (100.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 2 (50.00%) WCF
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
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